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Friday, May 2, 2014

Furgal Friday Homemade Chapstick


 Lip Balm Recipe Do It Yourself
  •  Beeswax (about 3 Tablespoons of the whiter beads, but you can use a white/yellow bar too)
  •  Cocoa Butter or Coconut Oil (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • Sunflower Oil (1/4 cup) you can use jojoba oil or avocado oil
  • 8 drops Vitaman E oil (4 vitamin E oil tablets worth)
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 12 drops  Peppermint essential oil (or you can use any oil if you dont like mint/rosemary) I sometimes add Tea-Tree oil to mine)
  • Pea-sized drop of Lanolin
 Get containers / chapstick molds here:

Get beeswax/lanolin/oil here: 

Get Essential oils here:

  1. Measure out all your ingredients except essential oils into a heat friendly cup or pan. You can use a glass dish in the microwave also. 
  2. Open the  Vitamin E tablets and squeezed  into the cup.
  3.  Melt all the ingredients, and stir. Give it a minute or two the beeswax takes the longest to melt (Do not move on until its all melted)
  4. Once it’s all melted add your essential oils and mix it up.
  5.  Test it out, to make sure it has the flavor you want by letting a tiny bit cool on your finger. Rub it on your lips and check if its just right. If you feel it needs more mint or other flavorings, add more!
  6. Then use a dropper to add the liquid into chapstick tubes or
    small metal containers. (If it cools too quickly before you’re done filling your tubes, just pop it in the microwave till it melts again.)


*******The upfront cost of making chap-sticks may cost around $30-$60 (This can be cheaper if you use cheaper essential oils) but you will be able to make chap-stick for many years to come and give them away as gifts. Cost per chap-stick is around .25 (est. high) *****

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